Colorado Governor Bill Ritter is among state leaders across the country receiving threatening letters from an extremist group…Air Force officials say they were unable to determine who left a cross at a worship space for pagans and other Earth-centered religions at the Air Force Academy, or whether it was malicious…and, a new feasibility study released this week has determined that high-speed rail along Colorado’s I-70 and I-25 corridors is possible.

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December 26, 2014 | NPR · The most recent crackdown on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s critics is proof for many that Turkey is veering toward authoritarianism.
 

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December 26, 2014 | NPR · The talks that began on Wednesday were expected to be continued today in Minsk. Belarus, which is hosting the dialogue, declined to comment on the reason.
 

December 26, 2014 | NPR · While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.
 

Arts & Life

December 26, 2014 | NPR · While some leaked Sony emails seemed racist, NPR TV critic Eric Deggans says they hint at a wider issue: an acceptance of practices, habits and perceptions that limit diversity in Hollywood.
 

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December 26, 2014 | NPR · On this week’s show, we invite film critic Bob Mondello for a chat about the new adaptation of Into The Woods, and we talk about why some films make for good franchises and others … don’t.
 

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December 25, 2014 | NPR · For one family in Overland Park, Kan., it’s not Christmas without Mrs. Lawrence. The tea cake, rich with butter and spices, is named for the neighbor who would hand deliver it every holiday season.
 

Music

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December 26, 2014 | NPR · Linford Detweiler and Karin Bergquist’s third seasonal album, Blood Oranges in the Snow, feels heartfelt and immediate. Hear a live performance of several songs, including the title track.
 

December 25, 2014 | NPR · David Greene talks to Barry Manilow about his favorite Christmas music. In 2012, he released a compilation of his 3 Christmas albums. (This piece initially aired on Dec. 17, 2012 on Morning Edition).
 

December 25, 2014 | NPR · David Greene talks to members of the a cappella group Committed about their new holiday album, Home For Christmas. Committed won season two of NBC’s a cappella competition series, The Sing-Off.
 

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